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“Handshakes” is a collection of inspiring stories and shared lessons from Michigan businesses that are redefining the next economic frontier. After all, a business is more than an enterprise. It’s a combination of vision, partnerships and culmination of strategic decisions.
A Pure Michigan EV Road Trip: A Conversation with the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, Consumers Energy and Under the Radar
Brain Rich, Senior Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer at Consumers Energy and Kathryn Snorrason, Managing Director at the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME), discuss issues around consumer adoption of electric vehicles in Michigan with Tom Daldin from the PBS TV show “Under the Radar.” Daldin had an opportunity to drive an electric vehicle on a Pure Michigan road trip and recaps his experience to the duo, who highlight the benefits of owning an EV and how Michigan is supporting an EV future.
Building an Economy that Works for All Michiganders
As Michigan works to emerge from the global pandemic following 16 months of emergency relief, response and recovery efforts, we now find ourselves in a position where we can reflect on what we have learned and how, together, we can rebuild our economy to be even stronger than before.
A Conversation with Van Andel Global Trade Center on Empowering Michigan Businesses to Thrive Globally
The global ecosystem is constantly evolving, often propagating new hurdles for Michigan businesses looking to export their goods and services. Alyssa Tracey, director of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) International Trade program, and Sonja Johnson, executive director of the Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University, came together to discuss resources to help businesses compete and thrive in today’s international markets. The duo also announced a unique opportunity to network at Van Andel’s 4th Annual Summer Summit.
A Conversation on the Future of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure
Trevor Pawl, Michigan’s Chief Mobility Officer, speaks with Dedrick Roper, Director of Public-Private Partnerships at ChargePoint — the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations in the U.S. — about the future of electric vehicles, highlighting the importance of advancing charging infrastructure.